Do you like a hearty bowl of phở? Have a yen for some sauerbraten? Crave some spanakopita or curry or tacos or burgers? You can find all this and more on the culinary wonderland that is Minneapolis’ Nicollet Avenue.

Coined “Eat Street” by Minneapolis Star Tribune restaurant critic Jeremy Iggers in 1997, the segment of Nicollet Avenue south of downtown is home to a wide array of affordable, locally-owned and -operated restaurants featuring a wide variety of  delicious ethnic foods. Eat Street’s success helped revitalize the once-downtrodden Whittier neighborhood, so much so that it serves as a model of economic development and planning for communities across the country. Eat Street is a story of hard work, collaborative energy, and entrepreneurial spirit among both long-time residents and immigrant newcomers.

Spotlight Oral History is thrilled to announce that we are working with the Whittier Alliance on an oral history of Eat Street, in honor of its upcoming 20th anniversary.

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The Eat Street 20th Anniversary Oral History Project

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